Returning to the screen after a 20-year absence, writer/director Terrence Malick adapts James Jones' semi-autobiographical novel about the pivotal WWII battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. The brutal realities of combat are seen through the eyes of a U.S. army company headed by officers Elias Koteas and Sean Penn. Also in the ensemble cast are Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, Woody Harrelson, Nick Nolte, and John Travolta. 171 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; interviews; outtakes; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer. Two-disc set.